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New York, NY, United States, 2007/02/07 - Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) member Linda Hall Whitman, Ph.D., a consultant based in Minneapolis, has been recognized with an Instrument of Change Award from KPMG’s Network of Women (KNOW).
KNOW has been helping foster women's networking, mentoring, and leadership opportunity in nearly half of KPMG's offices and recognizes and celebrates the contributions and successes of KPMG members. Whitman is a member of the WPO Minneapolis II chapter and has been affiliated with WPO since 2006.
“Linda deserves extended commendations for her receipt of this honor,” said Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., president of the WPO. “It indicative of her longtime efforts in mentoring, networking and assisting others in the Minnesota business community.”
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About Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) locally and internationally connects top women entrepreneurs at the million and multimillion-dollar level ($2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for service-based business) for greater personal and professional success. In monthly meetings across the US and Canada, chapters composed of 20 accomplished women presidents from diverse industries and backgrounds invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level.